Parish Nurse Ministry

The Parish Nurse ministry provides educational information, resources, and similar assistance to members of Christ the King. This ministry does not provide medical diagnosis, treatment, or hands-on nursing care.

The Parish Nurse ministry is linked to and supported by the Faith Community Nursing Partnership of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. This partnership provides links to programs and health information; supplies, such as CPR manikins; and networking to other programs being held at other area churches. For more information about the FCN partnership, go to

Our Parish Nurse is Betty Diefenbach, RN, BSN, a retired nurse with 44 years of nursing experience, including 15 years as a parish nurse. To learn more about Betty and the Parish Nurse ministry, read the interview with Betty that appeared on page 9 of the December 2019 issue of The Open Door newsletter. You may contact Betty at or 734-272-6918.

The following ministries are associated with the Parish Nurse ministry:

Helping Hands Ministry provides volunteers who offer practical assistance in getting daily needs met. For more information about Helping Hands ministry, please click here.

The Caring Closet makes wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, shower chairs, and other gently-used medical equipment and supplies available for free loan. If you have equipment that you would like to donate or there is equipment that you need to borrow, please contact Betty at or 734-272-6918.